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'Dukes of Hazzard' Star Pleads Not Guilty to Assaulting Teen

Wopat pleaded not guilty in August to grabbing the buttocks of an adult woman in the same musical

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    A former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard" accused of indecently assaulting two female members of a musical is facing a judge in Massachusetts.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 10, 2017)

    A former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard" has pleaded not guilty to charges that he indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Massachusetts.

    Tom Wopat was released on his own recognizance following his arraignment Friday in Waltham District Court.

    A police report says Wopat allegedly hit the girl's buttocks with his script, saying "nice butt," while they were rehearsing for a musical he was supposed to appear in.

    Wopat pleaded not guilty in August to grabbing the buttocks of an adult woman in the same musical.

    After his arrest in August, Wopat said in a statement that he would be taking time to address his ongoing struggle with substance abuse. He expressed "his deepest regrets" to friends, family and fans for the "unfortunate events'' but denied any wrongdoing.

    Wopat's attorney says the actor will be vindicated in court. His lawyer says the case will show Wopat has been the "subject of an overzealous investigation."

    The 66-year-old actor played Luke Duke on the popular 1980s television show.

    Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department